Markerstudy achieves ‘Good’ from Ofsted


Following inspection of its ALEX apprenticeship programme, Markerstudy has been assessed as ‘Good’ by Ofsted’s Further Education and Skills framework. The first full inspection, carried out in August, reviewed four areas: The quality of education; Behaviour and Attitudes; Personal Development and Leadership and Management.

Ewan Freeman, Apprenticeship Programme Manager at Markerstudy, commented: “Ofsted inspections are extremely thorough, and knowing that most employer providers receive a ‘Requires Improvement’ grade on their first inspection, I am thrilled with our result. The inspectors paid particular attention to the individual programmes our apprentices are currently working towards, including our Level 3 Automotive Glazing and Level 2 Customer Service apprenticeship programmes within our Auto Windscreens division.”

Markerstudy also runs an annual development programme called ‘Shooting Stars’, designed for high achievers. Two of the 2019/20 graduates overcame significant personal challenges during the pandemic to attain distinctions in Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship and a level 2 qualification in maths and English, having no previous academic record.

Tanya Gerrard-White, Director of Group HR and Talent Development at Markerstudy said “Ricky Grainger (Business Trainer, Markerstudy Broking, Cradley Heath) and Alex Eichner (Development Manager, M-powered, Tunbridge Wells) epitomise what Shooting Stars is all about. The programme recognises that everyone is capable of achieving greatness, even when the odds are stacked against them!”